A surge of panic welled up in Tang Wulin's heart, and he immediately shot forth like a speeding arrow toward Gu Yue's direction.
Gu Yue had lost all of her memories, and she was as vulnerable as a little girl. At this moment, all of the hairs on Tang Wulin's body had stood up on end, and he instantly reached his maximum speed. At the same time, a Bluesilver Emperor vine was surging directly toward Gu Yue at an even faster speed than him.
The figure that was rushing toward Tang Wulin was none other than the Crimson Fire Monkey King, while the creature hurtling toward Gu Yue was a green bird-type soul beast. It flew through the air like a speeding arrow, and just as Tang Wulin's Bluesilver Emperor wrapped itself around Gu Yue's waist, the green bird had reached her as well, and it was stabbing its sharp long beak directly toward her forehead.
Demonic Greenbird! Tang Wulin instantly identified this soul beast, and it was exactly because he'd recognized it that the horror in his heart was exacerbated even further.
Demonic Greenbirds were one of the most vicious bird-type souls beasts in existence. Their growth was facilitated solely by ingesting the brains of other living beings, regardless of whether they were humans or soul beasts. However, they had a preference for human brains. These birds were some of the fastest creatures in the world of soul beasts, but there weren't all that many of them left in this world.
In the distant past, Demonic Greenbirds had once caused a massive disaster. At the time, they were flock-dwelling soul beasts, and flocks of Demonic Greenbirds were like swarms of locusts, except they devoured brains rather than crops. Everywhere they passed through, all of the living beings in the area had holes on their heads and their brains completely sucked away. Those were truly horrifying scenes to behold!
After that, an extermination movement was carried out against the Demonic Greenbirds. Under the leadership of the soul beast kings, the Demonic Greenbirds were hunted to the brink of extinction, and only then did the threat they posed to the other living beings on the continent lessen significantly. Nowadays, they were very rarely seen, and whenever they appeared, they were extremely cautious.
Humans didn't actually know much about the Demonic Greenbirds, and there were only records about these birds in some ancient tomes. This was because back when the Demonic Greenbirds were plaguing the continent, the soul beasts were still in power.
It was said that at the time, a Demonic Greenbird had eaten the brains of a true dragon and underwent constant evolution to become one of the most fearsome predators on the entire continent.
It was exactly due to the fact that a true dragon had been killed that the rulers of the continent at the time, the dragon clan, united their power to hunt down these Demonic Greenbirds. It was a revenge mission launched with the intent of wiping out all Demonic Greenbirds from existence.
At the sight of this Demonic Greenbird, Tang Wulin felt as if his heart were about to stop beating.
If that thing were to puncture Gu Yue's head, there was no way that she could survive, and it was extraordinarily fast.
Tang Wulin pulled his Bluesilver Emperor vine back toward him with all his might while unleashing his Golden Dragon Annihilation Claws without any hesitation.
The Demonic Greenbird wasn't all that large; it only had a wingspan of just over half a meter, and its body was only around a foot in length. Its entire body was green in color, and its long beak was a transparent syringe needle. It was so fast that if one were to blink at an inopportune moment, they could completely lose sight of it.
Tang Wulin had already reacted very quickly by unleashing his Golden Dragon Annihilation Claws and dragging Gu Yue back toward him at the same time, but the Demonic Greenbird was somehow able to accelerate for a second time in mid-air. Azure flames erupted from its rear end, propelling its body through the air like lightning. It was able to reach Gu Yue in an instant before its long beak tapped against her glabella.
"No!" Tang Wulin let loose a heartbroken wail. In that instant, it was as if all of the blood in his body had been set alight.
Gu Yue wore a completely dazed expression. Even as her body was being dragged back toward Tang Wulin, she still had no idea what was going on, and she could only look on as the Demonic Greenbird's long beak approached her.
Tang Wulin's agonized roar, the Demonic Greenbird's frosty expression, and the oncoming Crimson Fire Monkey King created a tragic snapshot in time. In that instant, it seemed that both Tang Wulin and Gu Yue's fates were sealed.
Tang Wulin felt as if his heart were being torn apart. If Gu Yue were to perish to this Demonic Greenbird, he'd never be able to forgive himself. He'd rather have his own brains eaten than for any harm to befall Gu Yue.
Right at this moment, a strange turn of events unfolded. The surging bloodline power within Tang Wulin's body formed a layer of reddish-golden light around him. This layer of light was absorbed in a frenzy by the silver dragon scale that Gu Yue had given him, and in that instant, time seemed to have stopped.
Even with the Demonic Greenbird's fearsome speed, it still paused momentarily in mid-air.
In the next instant, both Gu Yue and Tang Wulin's bodies turned transparent.
Piercing golden light erupted from Tang Wulin's body while dazzling silver light radiated from Gu Yue's body. The golden and silver lights intertwined, and the colorful gem on Tang Wulin's bracelet also lit up with scintillating light. In the next instant, the golden and silver lights abruptly converged and instantly fused as one.
Dazzling rainbow light erupted forth, and both the Crimson Fire Monkey King and Demonic Greenbird regained the ability to move at the same time. The Demonic Greenbird plunged beak-first into the rainbow light like a green shooting star, only to be immediately repelled as a crisp clang rang out.
Meanwhile, the Crimson Fire Monkey King forcibly changed directions in mid-air and landed on a nearby tree before appraising the rainbow light up ahead in a bewildered manner.
Not only was it extremely powerful, what was even more important was that it possessed intelligence far superior to that of most soul beasts. It was very good at weighing up its options, and it had sought out the Demonic Greenbird as a helper, thinking that the two of them would be able to take down Tang Wulin and Gu Yue for sure. However, it didn't expect something like this to happen.
At this moment, the bloodline energy vortex situated at Tang Wulin's chest was rotating at an unprecedented speed, and his own bloodline was undergoing a strange transformation.
Enormous power gushed into his body like a river, and he felt as if he were expanding like a balloon. The terrifying energy flowing into his body made him throw his head back and let loose an involuntary dragon's roar into the sky.
This was the Divine Dragon Transformation. He could clearly sense that he and Gu Yue were completing the Divine Dragon Transformation, and this wasn't the first time they'd done this. However, on the previous occasions this had happened, Gu Yue had always been the one leading the transformation, and all he could do was use the power of this transformation in battle.
However, things were different this time. He seemed to be the one who had triggered the Divine Dragon Transformation, and the tremendous energy resulting from it was too much even of his immensely powerful body to handle. The energy surging toward him from Gu Yue's body was blowing him up like a balloon, and his meridians were about to give out. On top of that, this seemed to only be the beginning.
"Argh!" The dragon's roar had already changed into a howl of agony. Never had Tang Wulin felt so close to death before, even when he was breaking his Golden Dragon King seals. Never would he have thought that something like this would happen.
However, in the instant that his agonized howl rang out, Tang Wulin could clearly sense that the energy flowing into his body abruptly ceased, and his consciousness also returned to normal.
Rainbow scales covered his entire body, and he had risen to over five meters tall. This transformation was slightly different compared to the Divine Dragon Transformations he'd undergone with Gu Yue in the past, and it seemed that their soul fusion skill had undergone an evolution.
Tang Wulin could clearly recall Gu Yue telling him that their Divine Dragon Transformation was only the first transformation, Divine Dragon Awakens. Could it be that they had reached the second transformation now?
A pair of massive rainbow dragon wings spread open on his back, and he could sense energy particles of all elements in the forest surging toward him in a frenzy. Not only did they flow into his body, they also formed a vast expanse of energy clouds around him that could be used by him at any time.
Along with the unprecedented power that he'd attained, something extra also appeared in his mind. It seemed that the power that belonged to Gu Yue could also be used by him now.Previous Chapter Next Chapter